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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

American cultivar Clemson, good for temperate climate

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
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Item number
ABE01
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
30
Botanical name:
a. tuberculatusabelmoschus esculentush. praecoxhibiscus esculentus
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Description

Okra is a West African mallow plant with long ridged seed pods, which are eaten as a vegetable or used for thickening soups and stews. Okra tastes delicious boiled or stir-fried, a mild Mediterranean vegetable for pan dishes, Arabic cuisine or Thai
curries. This variety ("Clemson") is well adapted to the Central European climate.

One package contains 30 Okra seeds

Growing instructions
Okra is a tropical plant for greenhouse or indoor growing which needs a warm climate to germinate. Preculture in the house from March. Harden off in May and preferrably plant in a greenhouse or keep as a container plant. Sow seeds in moist and warm climate (27 °C / 80 °F) and slightly acid soil.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
malvaceae
Plant height approx.:
150–250 cm
Root system :
Taproot
Flower colour:
WhiteYellow
Flowering period :
AugustJulySeptember
Location:
Partially shadySun
Water requirements:
Water moderately
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
AprilMarch
Sowing depth:
1 – 2 cm
Best germination temperature :
22 – 24 °C
Germination time in days:
7 – 14
Planting distance approx.:
50 x 80 cm
Main harvest:
AugustJulySeptember

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
gemüse–eibischokraschote
French names:
bamiagombookra

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